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Oklahoma Wesleyan University Data & Information Overview

74 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
54% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Oklahoma Wesleyan University Ranked?

#1,343 Best Colleges in Nation
#16 Best Colleges in OK
Liberal Arts General Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University was awarded 74 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

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Overall Quality

OKWU or OWU landed the #1,343 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when OKWU or OWU held the #1,515 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 32 colleges in Oklahoma, OKWU or OWU is ranked at #16.

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Is It Hard to Get Into OKWU or OWU?

54% Acceptance Rate
41% Of Accepted Are Women
35% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a competitive 54%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 35% of students accepted to OKWU or OWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 560. Math scores were between 430 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oklahoma Wesleyan University  ( 450 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Oklahoma Wesleyan University  ( 430 to 570 )
OKWU or OWU received ACT scores from 69% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Oklahoma Wesleyan University  ( 16 to 23 )

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
40% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma Wesleyan University

56% Freshmen Retention
27% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Oklahoma Wesleyan University this rate is 56%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  56 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at OKWU or OWU is 27%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

568 Full-Time Undergraduates
36.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
46.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 791 undergraduates at OKWU or OWU with 568 being full-time and 223 being part-time.

How Much Does Oklahoma Wesleyan University Cost?

$27,038 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
$25,260 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of OKWU or OWU is $27,038. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for OKWU or OWU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,080 $25,961 $25,112 $30,229 $29,298

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of OKWU or OWU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At OKWU or OWU, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $6,315 a year. That adds up to $25,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OKWU or OWU is 7.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do OKWU or OWU Graduates Make?

$48,309 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from OKWU or OWU make about $48,309 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for OKWU or OWU students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Oklahoma State
568 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Bartlesville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for OKWU or OWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2201 Silver Lake Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006-6299
Phone: 918-333-6151

Oklahoma Wesleyan University Majors

38 Majors With Completions
187 Undergraduate Degrees
64 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Of these students, 187 received undergraduate degrees and 64 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 54 $69,106
General Business/Commerce 29 $44,844
General Psychology 12 NA
Health & Physical Education 9 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 9 $38,789
Accounting 7 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 6 NA
Marketing 6 NA
Other Business, Management & Marketing 6 $49,690
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Oklahoma Wesleyan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at OKWU or OWU

64% Take At Least One Class Online
26% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 574 students took at least one online class at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. This is an increase from the 564 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 574 236
2019-2020 564 274
2018-2019 329 302
2017-2018 330 330
2016-2017 363 363

Learn more about online learning at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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